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Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for MANTEC, a manufacturing consulting firm in York County, to support an eight-week career readiness program that will address the needs of manufacturers in southcentral Pennsylvania and create a job-ready workforce in the greater York County area. The grant will come from […]
Clarion, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials for a tour of broadband infrastructure in Clarion County. Collins and Weaver highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania will aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lulus, a digitally-native apparel brand for women, will expand into Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create more than 450 jobs at the selected Northampton County project site. “The Lehigh Valley has become one of the fastest-growing e-commerce hubs within the United States,” said Governor Wolf. […]
Hershey, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf addressed thousands of local officials at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ Annual Education Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit townships and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will address townships’ needs through funding vital, local infrastructural projects. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Makin Metal Powders Ltd., a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of metal powders, has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its first manufacturing operation in the United States. The project will create nearly 40 manufacturing jobs at the selected site in Clearfield County. “Pennsylvania has a rich history […]
Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured the Hiram Dodd Elementary School in Allentown today to see first-hand the progress in removing lead paint in classrooms which can cause health problems. The governor outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help schools to address lead and other contaminants. “Pennsylvania has […]
New Oxford, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined Department of Health Director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Dylan Ferguson at Adams Regional Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (AREMS) in New Oxford. The officials discussed how lack of broadband access prevents AREMS from adopting the latest technology […]
St. Marys, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Saint Marys, Elk County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “With all the attention paid to federal and state politics, it’s easy to overlook that […]
East Pennsboro, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local leaders in East Pennsboro Township for a tour of blighted properties in West Fairview Village to highlight how Restore Pennsylvania will aid in the area and revitalize communities. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will help commonwealth communities address […]
Mill Creek, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined the Rural Broadband Cooperative and local officials for the raising of a new broadband tower on Stone Mountain in Mill Creek, Huntingdon County. Collins highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania will aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs and bring high-speed […]
South Fayette, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined students and school officials for the groundbreaking of the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JA) BizTown in South Fayette township. “The Pittsburgh region is one of the fastest growing markets nationally,” Secretary Davin said. “The Wolf Administration is committed […]
Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello and Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined local government officials, and business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight and the efforts to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for DelGrosso Foods Inc. in Blair County and Commercial Flooring Professionals in Cumberland County. The funding will enable the expansion of both companies and help create and retain more than 115 jobs. “This is […]
Connellsville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Rick Vilello joined Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln and other Fayette County leaders for an open discussion about the region’s fight against blight and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Discussions like this are important because the more […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, marking one year out from the April 1, 2020 Census Day, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello was joined by members of the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission and other cabinet officials to highlight the importance of an accurate and complete census […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for Lackawanna College to support the Core Manufacturing Skills Certificate Program, an innovative accelerated training program to create a job-ready manufacturing workforce throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “Creating pathways from job training to career […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Clearly Clean Products, LLC, a manufacturer of recyclable plastic trays for retail food products, will expand its presence in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create more than 125 jobs in the region. “Clearly Clean’s expansion in Schuylkill County is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of 10 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will develop pad-ready sites for businesses to occupy and expand natural gas access across Pennsylvania. The approved projects, totaling more than $53 million in grants and loans, will increase Pennsylvania’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for projects that will remove contamination of harmful perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the Warminster/Horsham and Warrington areas in Bucks County. “Access to safe drinking water is one of the fundamental rights of every Pennsylvanian,” Governor Wolf said. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $8 million in grants and low-interest loans to support Pennsylvania’s farms, including $5 million in grants awarded through the new Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program. “We created the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program last year with one purpose: to help Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers,” Governor […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced 106 new project approvals through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF). The projects will improve Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensure safer, more reliable transportation for residents and businesses. The projects total $54.7 million in funding. “Infrastructure is one of the most crucial components of Pennsylvania’s economic well-being,” Governor […]
Pen Argyl, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and other local leaders for a tour of several blighted properties in Pen Argyl and Bangor boroughs. The tour included a discussion about the region’s fight against blight and how the bipartisan […]
Danville, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined DRIVE executive director Jennifer Wakeman and other local leaders from around Montour County for a walking tour of areas of Danville affected by lack of high-speed internet access. During the tour, they discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will […]
Laporte, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined teachers, local officials, community leaders and entrepreneurs from around Sullivan County for a roundtable discussion about the region’s lack of access to high-speed internet. Attendees also discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities close the digital divide. […]
Lewistown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials and community leaders to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could help Mifflin County eradicate blight. “The blight issues that communities like Lewistown are facing must be fixed now,” Secretary Davin said. “And the only way to do that is […]
Saint Marys, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko and Department of Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani discussed the Governor Wolf’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) proposal and encouraged students to pursue manufacturing careers while touring Saint Marys Area […]
Gettysburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin announced the designation of Gettysburg as the commonwealth’s newest Keystone Main Street. The designation will further enable the city to support downtown businesses and improve quality of life for residents. “This designation is an important step for the future of Gettysburg’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $1 million in grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative. The 17 projects receiving the funding will spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector. “The manufacturing climate is changing faster than ever before,” Governor Wolf said. “In order to remain competitive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced four new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program. The loans will enable the expansion of two small Lancaster County businesses and a campground business in Armstrong County to expand. They will also support the purchase of a leased industrial building in Bucks […]
Reading, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko encouraged students to pursue careers in manufacturing at the ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ Berks Schuylkill awards ceremony. “Pennsylvania has always been a pioneer in the manufacturing industry,” Kilko said. “And that’s why we continue supporting this […]
Norristown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Norristown, Montgomery County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the […]
North East, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials and community leaders to discuss Erie’s challenges in its fight against blight, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal could help the region eliminate blight. “Municipalities in Erie County have assets that could position the region […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to support the development of a mobile game that will help individuals land jobs in the manufacturing sector. The grant will be provided to Catalyst Connection, an industrial resource center that supports the growth of small manufacturers in western Pennsylvania. Catalyst Connection […]
Schuylkill, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Schuylkill County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the Restore […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver encouraged students to pursue careers in manufacturing at the ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ Lehigh Valley Awards Ceremony. “Governor Wolf is always proud to support this video contest,” Executive Deputy Secretary Weaver said. “It’s a great tool for our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 43 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “This administration is committed to making our communities better places to live and do business,” Governor Wolf said. “From restoring community cornerstones to beautifying downtowns to helping people with disabilities make […]
Aliquippa, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker, borough managers from Monaca and Ambridge, and other community leaders to discuss Beaver County’s challenges in its fight against blight and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Aliquippa, Monaca, Ambridge, and […]
Somerset, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin provided keynote remarks at the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce’s “Eggs & Issues” breakfast. Secretary Davin discussed how proposed initiatives like Restore Pennsylvania and the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) can help the county in its efforts to expand […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Deist Industries, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer and fabricator of hauling products, will expand by purchasing and renovating a vacant manufacturing facility in Seagertown Borough, Crawford County. The project is expected to create 38 new, full-time jobs in the area. “Deist Industries’ addition of new manufacturing jobs […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is taking significant action to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce. Today, the governor signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center. The command center will expand the collaboration between government and the private sector to address the skills gap and worker shortages. The governor was […]
Chester, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and other community leaders to discuss the City of Chester’s challenges in its fight against blight, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal could help the city eliminate blight. “The City of Chester and the commonwealth […]
Farrell, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the City of Farrell’s status as a distressed municipality under Act 47 is terminated. Farrell is the 15th municipality to exit Act 47. “Farrell’s commitment to rebuilding a strong and vibrant community is exemplary,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lucas Systems, Inc., a developer of software focused on improving efficiency at distribution centers, will be expanding its operations and establishing a headquarters in Wexford, Allegheny County. The project is expected to create 55 family-sustaining jobs in the area. “Every day, we’re seeing more and more […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced $1 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to construct a new sewer system in Howe Township, Perry County. The new system will provide public sewer service to nearly 150 residential, commercial, and institutional units. “Effective sewer systems are […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for projects in three counties that will support property acquisition, construction, and purchase of equipment that businesses need to expand. “Providing businesses with access to capital is crucial in our goal to create the jobs that […]
Clarion, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local and community leaders to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new state-funded Clarion County YMCA. “The new Clarion County YMCA will raise the quality of life for Clarion’s residents, increase public health, and create a stronger sense […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team Director Brent Vernon joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of a new PAC Worldwide manufacturing facility that is expanding the company’s operations into Pennsylvania. The project was supported through funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). “Manufacturing is intricately tied […]
Honesdale, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured the Human Resources Center’s (HRC’s) renovated supported living and employment facility for individuals with disabilities in Honesdale, Wayne County. Supported through DCED’s Neighborhood Assistance Program, the center provides adult day programming, community integrated employment, supported living and small business employment […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of a new apprenticeship grant to Bosch Rexroth Corporation, an engineering company located in Bethlehem that supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world. The grant builds on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians. “As Pennsylvania’s workforce ages, we need to […]
Erie, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured Climate Changers, Inc. in Erie. Climate Changers, which was supported by DCED’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), works through its Total Change Program to reduce recidivism, increase the workforce, and provide transitional rehabilitative housing for individuals released from prison. “Climate Changers’ […]
Carlisle, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Scott Dunkelberger joined company executives at USA Spares, a machine design shop in Carlisle, Cumberland County, to highlight how the company and its employees have benefited from the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnet) worker training program. The program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that CorrChoice LLC, a producer of industrial corrugated paper packaging products, will expand in central Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create 79 jobs in the Dauphin and Lebanon County area. “We’re proud that CorrChoice has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has followed through on his promise to cut red tape, improve infrastructure, and strengthen Pennsylvania’s business climate. Today, he pledged to continue strengthening Pennsylvania’s economy through smart investments that will positively impact future generations of Pennsylvanians. “As a Pennsylvania businessman, I understand what companies need to thrive and have worked […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that in 2018, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved more than $84 million in loan financing throughout the year. This financing will support the creation and retention of more than 4,300 jobs in the commonwealth. “Providing access to capital is one of the best ways […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc. (Morgan), a materials company specializing in carbon and silicon carbide manufacturing, will expand its presence in Pennsylvania. The expansion project is expected to create 41 new jobs at the company’s facilities in Elk and Potter counties. “This expansion will enable […]
Lebanon, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) regional director Fadia Halma joined local leaders to designate the City of Lebanon as the commonwealth’s newest Keystone Main Street. The designation will further enable the city to support downtown businesses and improve quality of life for residents. “The Wolf Administration is so excited […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities. “Every day, Pennsylvania’s tech sector is growing stronger,” Governor Wolf said. “Our role at the state level is to help foster that growth. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nearly $18 million in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to support 136 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. NAP encourages private sector investment into projects that will help improve distressed communities. “Fostering public-private collaboration and encouraging investment are some of the […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of two grants totaling more than $2.2 million in funding to promote affordable housing in western Pennsylvania. The funding comes from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). “Access to affordable housing is one of the biggest issues facing individuals and families with low incomes,” Governor Wolf […]
Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh joined local leaders to break ground on a new solar array in Bedford, Bedford County. “The Wolf Administration is committed to cultivating a robust and diverse energy portfolio that takes […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program. The loan will support the renovation of the Lawrenceville Chocolate Factory, part of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s (RIDC’s) Lawrenceville Technology Center. The project will open the way for further business […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Tram Bar Co-Packing LLC, who will manufacture energy bars for Kate’s Real Food of Jackson, Wyoming, will construct a new manufacturing facility in Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating 30 new food manufacturing jobs over three years. “Southcentral Pennsylvania has become known as a corridor for snack […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined airport executives and regional leaders for the groundbreaking of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. “The economic development potential of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus is massive,” Secretary Davin said. “It will help attract and retain talent. It will create a […]
Ephrata, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Spartan Motors, a provider of specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing, and assembly in Ephrata, Lancaster County. The tour highlighted Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to advancing Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector. “This administration is committed to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the statewide ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ student video contest. The grants were approved for the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in the Lehigh Valley and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). “This administration has placed an incredible emphasis on developing Pennsylvania’s manufacturing […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. “Combating homelessness and preventing someone from becoming homeless in the first place is a priority of my administration,” said […]
Charleroi, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team director Brent Vernon was joined by company executives and local leaders to announce a new state grant to modernize Corelle Brands’ manufacturing facility in Charleroi, Washington County. The project will help retain the existing 350 jobs at the facility and is expected to position the plant for future […]
Chambersburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders for a tour of downtown Chambersburg, Franklin County. The tour highlighted the downtown district’s progress in recent years as well as the state funding from the Wolf Administration that has contributed to its success. […]
Lewistown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Deputy Secretary Lauren Imgrund joined local leaders to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the S.H. Rothermel Walking Trail in Lewistown, Mifflin County. The project was supported by nearly $500,000 in state […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Evonik Corporation, a German specialty chemicals company, will expand its technology and business capabilities in Pennsylvania. The expansion will take place at its current location in Trexlertown, Lehigh County. The project is expected to create 50 new high-paying jobs. “Evonik’s expansion shows that the commonwealth is […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) southeast regional director Aliyah Furman Stanger joined local leaders to celebrate new funding from the Wolf Administration for renovation of the McCreesh Recreation Center in the city of Philadelphia. “It’s vital for us to support places like the McCreesh Recreation Center that provide so […]
Exton, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team project manager Richard Heaney joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of a new USSC Group facility that will expand the company’s manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania and create more than 240 new, full-time jobs. The project was supported through funding from the Pennsylvania Department […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the rapidly growing online retailer and home delivery provider goPuff will construct a new headquarters in Philadelphia and build ten warehouses across Pennsylvania, creating over 500 new jobs over the next three years. “goPuff is a great example of how Pennsylvania’s strengths in aspects like education, workforce […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for five business projects in five counties that will enable companies to grow and expand production, prepare an industrial park for occupation by businesses, and enable another company to locate into Pennsylvania for the first […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3.8 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water, streetscape improvements, and improve sewage systems in communities in Armstrong, Susquehanna, McKean, Elk, Fulton, and Lycoming counties. “The Wolf Administration is committed to supporting small […]
Fredericksburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding toured Bell & Evans facilities in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County and highlighted the Wolf Administration’s commitment to the Pennsylvania agriculture industry. “Bell & Evans is a significant contributor to the local economy, both in the […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured the Candy Factory, a six-floor coworking space in Lancaster that houses a technology-focused startup accelerator program run by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania (BFTP/CNP), an initiative of DCED. “In the past several years, we’ve seen […]
West Chester, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders on a tour of community development and revitalization projects in downtown West Chester, Chester County. The tour included stops at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center and viewed several downtown façade improvements supported through DCED’s Keystone Communities program. […]
Easton, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by company and local leaders to tour Amazon’s facility in Easton and discuss Amazon’s Career Choice program, which covers tuition for employees to gain new in-demand career skills, regardless of whether those skills are relevant to jobs at Amazon. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Homeland Manufacturing Services, Inc. (Homeland), a veteran-owned electronics manufacturer, will expand and establish a new facility in Benner Township, Centre County, supporting the creation and retention of 30 jobs in the area. “Any time we can support Pennsylvania veterans in their business enterprises, it’s great news […]
Johnstown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by state representative Bryan Barbin and other local leaders to announce new funding from the Wolf Administration that will create a “green roof” on the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in the city of Johnstown, Cambria County. Secretary Davin […]
Mount Bethel, PA – Today, Governor’s Action Team project manager Janet Smith joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of a new Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc. facility that will expand the company’s manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania and create nearly 200 new, full-time jobs. The project was supported through funding from […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Niagara Bottling, LLC (Niagara), a manufacturer of private label bottled water, will expand in Pennsylvania and establish a new facility in Findlay Township, Allegheny County, creating more than 50 new jobs in the area. Niagara currently operates facilities in Lehigh and Berks counties in Pennsylvania. “The […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 11 new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Erie, and Montgomery counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “These projects will not only protect the environment and remove harmful […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf applauded the legislature for the passage of House Bill 1284, which codifies into statute the governor’s PA Business One-Stop Shop initiative designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business. “As a former business owner, I know that for too long the processes and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., a manufacturer of special effect aluminum pigments, will expand its presence in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, adding new jobs to its Pennsylvania workforce. “This project will help keep a more than 60-year employer in Schuylkill County modern and competitive in today’s economy,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of a new $1 million grant to United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC) to support additional training opportunities at its training center currently undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades in Prosperity, Greene County. The training center will help train and build a competitive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Spark Therapeutics, Inc., a fully-integrated commercial gene therapy company, has decided to expand its research and development capabilities at its current home in West Philadelphia. This expansion project is expected to create nearly 500 new high-paying jobs in the area. “Spark Therapeutics’ decision to expand in […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined leaders from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald, and other local leaders at CCAC West Hills Center to announce a new worker training program to be offered by CCAC. The new program will focus […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the costs of necessary classroom training for 57 apprentices in Allegheny County, enabling the recipients to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, granted to the Cement Masons Local 526, the Associated Master Plumbers of Allegheny County, and […]
Mount Carmel, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders in breaking ground on a block of affordable senior housing with a preference for veterans in Mount Carmel Borough, Northumberland County. “This project is the result of the coordination of several partners […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for six business projects in five counties that will enable companies to grow and expand production and enable a new restaurant to open. The projects are expected to create and retain more than 250 full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Airgas USA, LLC (Airgas), a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products will expand its presence in Plumsteadville, Bucks County, creating 30 new Pennsylvania jobs. “Manufacturing is a vital sector of Pennsylvania’s economy, and this decision by Airgas to […]
Cressona, PA – Today, Office of the Governor northeast/central director Cassandra Coleman was joined by company executives and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new manufacturing facility of Hydro, a global supplier of extruded aluminum serving the construction, transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries, in Cressona, Schuylkill County. The project is being supported through […]
Warren, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders for a tour of multiple state-funded community revitalization and economic development projects in downtown Warren, Warren County. “Today’s tour showcased some of the important history of Warren, but even more so, we saw […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Hydro, a global supplier of extruded aluminum serving the construction, transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries, will expand its Cressona manufacturing facility, a move that is expected to create 60 family-sustaining jobs in Schuylkill County where the expansion will take place. “Hydro is a cornerstone of Schuylkill […]
Boyertown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders on a tour of multiple state-supported community development projects in Boyertown, Berks County. “Walking through the main street district, you really get a sense of character and pride unique to Boyertown,” said Secretary […]
Lemont Furnace, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at Penn State Fayette. “The feedback from the Cabinet in Your Community events is invaluable to help those in Harrisburg make decisions with the information gathered by being in our cities, towns, boroughs, and […]